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Sneak Peek of Projects Preparing to Bid Soon

Sneak Peek of Other Construction Projects Under Design and Preparing to Bid . . .

MACC Annex Basketball and Volleyball Development Center and Fashion Design Studio Relocation KSU-18L053
The Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (MACC) Annex will be renovated to create a new, 10,000 square foot multi-sport development center with multiple practice court configurations to support Men’s and Women’s Basketball and Volleyball programs. New lighting modifications and new athletic wood flooring will be installed to match the performance characteristics of the competition courts in the MAC Center. The development center will be fully enclosed with wall partitions to deck to provide acoustic privacy for the teams and surrounding academic areas, but will encourage visual connections, through glass openings, to promote a sense of pride and excitement in Kent State’s athletic teams. Relocation of the School of Fashion Design studios and classrooms was added to this project, since the space will be adjacent to the Basketball and Volleyball Development Center. Studios and classrooms will be built on the first floor and also on a new second level. New egress tie-in of the second floor, new men's and women's restrooms, and a new, two-stop elevator will be added. The university is also considering re-roofing and HVAC system replacement for the area of work. Braun & Steidl, Architects, Inc. is designing this project. This General Contracting project is being managed via OAKS-CI.

Rockwell Hall Roof Replacement KSU-18S136
Rockwell Hall's existing roofing system is no longer repairable. This project involves removal of the existing, built-up roofing system and roof insulation and replacement with a new, more durable, warrantable, and energy efficient roofing system, This project also includes the installation of a weather barrier, metal wall panels and metal coping cap. Van Auken Akins Architects, LLC was recently selected to design this project. This Capitally-funded, General Contracting project is being managed via OAKS-CI.

Satterfield Hall HVAC Replacement KSU-19S009
The existing HVAC system in Satterfield Hall can no longer maintain heating and cooling conditions nor humidity levels and it is very noisy. The first phase of this project will involve installation of a new central HVAC unit, piping and ductwork with VAV boxes located above the ceilings in each classroom on the first floor. The second phase of this project will continue installation of the new system on the second and third floors of the building. Dynamix Engineering, Ltd. was recently selected to design this phased project. This Capitally-funded, General Contracting project is being managed via OAKS-CI.

Stark Main Hall New Entry and Elevator KSU-18S604
Stark Campus' existing Main Hall elevator is original to the building and the elevator does not serve all the floors within the building, nor is it the proper size for ADA or emergency responder usage. This project will require the construction of a new entry and elevator shaft on the South facade of Main Hall and installation of a new, ADA-compliant, 3,500 lb. passenger elevator to connect all five floors of the building. Hasenstab Architects, Inc. is designing this project. This Capitally-funded, General Contracting project is being managed via OAKS-CI.

Trumbull Library-Theater Building HVAC Modifications KSU-18S704
In the Trumbull Library-Theater Building, the existing Carrier moduline VAV diffusers will be replaced with new VAV terminal boxes, new piping, controls and power to convert failed moduline units from a multizone configuration to a VAV distributed zone layout with reheat to provide better area temperature control and provide energy options and reductions. PTA Engineering, Inc. is designing this project. This Capitally-funded, General Contracting project is being managed via OAKS-CI.